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Bayelsa: Obasanjo, Liberian VP, others to flag off summit on maternal mortality  *Dickson launches Safe Motherhood Initiative  

  The Bayelsa State Government is set to hold the first summit on Infant and maternal mortality in Yenagoa on Tuesday.   The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said in a statement on Monday that the Governor of the state, Henry Seriake Dickson in company of his …

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President Buhari participates in Joint ECOWAS-ECCAS Summit; Advocates increased inter-regional collaboration to tackle cross-border crimes 

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Lome, Togo, advocated for inter-regional collaboration on maritime security, to fight against terrorism and other crimes through effective border control. The President made the call while contributing to the consideration and adoption of the Draft Declaration by the Economic Community of …

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President Buhari departs Abuja Sunday for joint ECOWAS/ECCAS and ECOWAS Summits in Togo 

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for Lome, Republic of Togo, to participate in two high-level meetings. According to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), on arrival, the President will have an interactive session at the Nigerian embassy with the Nigerian …

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Q2: Dangote Cement invests $3bn on plants, grinding terminals across Africa …. employs 27,952 Nigerians in 2017

Group Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Cement, Joe Makoju has revealed that the company has invested a whopping $3B to build manufacturing plants and import/grinding terminals across Africa. The company’s operations, according to Makoju are in Cameroon (1.5Mta clinker grinding), Congo (1.5Mta), Ghana (1.5Mta import), Ethiopia (2.5Mta), Senegal (1.5Mta), Sierra …

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Ecobank Transnational Incorporated announces Patrick Akinwuntan as Managing Director & Regional Executive – designate of Ecobank Nigeria

    The Board of Directors of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) (www.Ecobank.com) has announced the appointment of Patrick Akinwuntan as the Managing Director & Regional Executive – designate of Ecobank Nigeria, subject to applicable regulatory approvals. Prior to this appointment, Patrick was the Group Executive, Consumer Banking responsible for leading the Consumer Banking business across Ecobank’s global network of 40 countries, 36 of which are in Africa. As a seasoned banker with over …

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